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Maya Angelou quotes: 'Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud' Sepp Holzer. Josef "Sepp" Holzer (born July 24, 1942 in Ramingstein, Province of Salzburg, Austria) is a farmer, author, and an international consultant for natural agriculture.

Sepp Holzer

After an upbringing in a traditional Catholic rural family, he took over his parents' mountain farm business in 1962 and pioneered the use of ecological farming, or permaculture, techniques at high altitudes (1100 to 1500 meters above sea level)[1] after being unsuccessful with regular farming methods. Holzer was called the "rebel farmer" because he persisted, despite being fined and even threatened with prison,[2] with practices such as not pruning his fruit trees (unpruned fruit trees survive snow loads that will break pruned trees).[3] He has created some of the world's best examples of using ponds as reflectors to increase solar gain for Passive solar heating of structures, and of using the microclimate created by rock outcrops to effectively change the hardiness zone for nearby plants. See also[edit] References[edit]

Out of Poverty Author Paul Polak. Mary Sherman Morgan. Mary Sherman Morgan (November 4, 1921 – August 4, 2004) was a U.S. rocket fuel scientist credited with the invention of the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which powered the Jupiter-C rocket that boosted the United States' first satellite, Explorer 1.[1] Early life and education[edit] The second youngest of 6 children, Mary Sherman was born to Michael and Dorothy Sherman on their farm in Ray, North Dakota.

Mary Sherman Morgan

In 1939, she graduated as her high school’s valedictorian.[2] She then enrolled at North Dakota's Minot State University as a chemistry major.[1][3] Career[edit] During Morgan's college education the Second World War broke out. Mary Sherman became pregnant in 1943 out of wedlock. While working at North American Aviation, she met her future husband, George Richard Morgan, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Caltech. Space race era[edit] William Borden: No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.

Missionary Biographies - Worldwide Missions - Wholesome Words. Wholesome Words Christian Biography Resources. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith...

Wholesome Words Christian Biography Resources

Hebrews 11:39 Alexander to Grenfell Charles M. Alexander (1867-1920). American evangelistic gospel song leader. Philip P. David Brainerd (1718-1747). John Bunyan (1628-1688). Cambridge Seven Seven young Englishmen who went to China as missionaries. William Carey (1761-1834). Lewis S. James Chalmers (1841-1901). J. Fanny Crosby (1820-1915). Martin R. William H. John G. Paton Biography - Worldwide Missions. Nimrod. A Life of Frederick Courteney Selous, African Hunter and Adventurer 1851-1917 by Stephen Taylor, Collins, 1989, H/b, 312pp, b/w photos.


Before this book appeared in 1989, only one biography of F.C. Selous had ever been published - "The Life of F.C. Selous", written by his close friend, J.G. Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows by Diane Beaudry. The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Genius. Evolution's It Girl: In 1993, Margie Profet received a MacArthur "Genius" grant tor her work in Evolutionary Biology.

She was 34. Margie Profet was always a study in sharp contradictions. A maverick thinker remembered for her innocent demeanor, she was a woman who paired running shorts with heavy sweaters year-round, and had a professional pedigree as eccentric as her clothing choices: Profet had multiple academic degrees but no true perch in academe. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Profet published original theories about female reproduction that pushed the boundaries of evolutionary biology, forcing an entire field to take note.

Indeed, back then it was hard not to notice Margie Profet, a vibrant young woman who made a “forever impression” on grade school chums and Harvard Ph.D.s alike. Howarth Bouis. The Voice of the Martyrs / VOM. The Moir Rare Book Collection. John William Moir (1851-1940) The Moir Rare Book Collection is one of the very finest collections of rare beekeeping books in the world.

The Moir Rare Book Collection

It consists of 250 volumes and includes items published as far back as 1525. The collection has been placed on long-term deposit by the Scottish Beekeepers' Association. Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist, German spy, and member of the Nazi party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

Oskar Schindler

He is the subject of the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark, and the subsequent 1993 film Schindler's List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity, and dedication in order to save the lives of his Jewish employees. Schindler grew up in Zwittau, Moravia, and worked in several trades until he joined the Abwehr, the intelligence service of Nazi Germany, in 1936. He joined the Nazi Party in 1939. Prior to the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938, he collected information on railways and troop movements for the German government. Early life and career World War II. Forgotten Genius Percy Julian. Forgotten Genius PBS Airdate: February 6, 2007 NARRATOR: 1939: A chemist at a midwestern paint company makes a startling discovery, one that could improve the health of millions of people.

Forgotten Genius Percy Julian

The company wants him to stick to making paint, but this man has always gone his own way.